Slippers for Blair. I was at the Perdana Leadership Foundation this afternoon where Dr Mahathir Mohamad and representatives of over 100 non-governmental organisations called on the Malaysian government to deny Tony Blair entry into this country for his crimes against the people of Iraq and Afghanistan. A peaceful demonstration will be held by these NGOs if Blair is allowed entry and a team of lawyers will issue a notice of indictment against the former British PM if he makes an appearance at the "Leading the Future" forum in Sunday this Saturday.
And then there was excited talk among the reps that Media Prima, the media giant, had withdrawn support for the forum featuring Blair. Media Prima's subsidiary Ntv7 had been named by the sponsors from Singapore as the official tv station for the Blair forum.
Dr Mahathir did not make any announcement to this effect, though, but he said "saya pandang jijik pada orang yang menaja si penipu ini".
The NGOs will meet tomorrow afternoon to plan for Saturday's peaceful demo. One NGO says it hopes to issue slippers to demonstrators for them to throw at Blair.